About Us

Our Crew

Our warm-hearted and knowledgeable crew have spent decades around the waters and islands of British Columbia. Each highly skilled in our own field, we share wisdom on secret spots, nature’s routines, and authentic connections to the local people. Our anticipatory service allows you to focus on undisturbed family and friend bonding time.

Captain Colin, Owner

Dublin, Ireland

Our resident storyteller and charismatic Captain holds a deep affection for wooden vessels, the open ocean, and the unique experiences he has come to be privy to when immersing himself in a combination of the two. An explorer at heart, with over five decades of sailing expertise, he’s available to impart seafaring wisdom, share insightful stories, and instigate a laugh or two from adults and children alike.

Kellie Callender, Head Chef

Nanaimo, BC

The owner of Nanaimo-based small plate restaurant Melange, Kellie has also cooked in far flung places such as Bhutan, Vietnam, and India. He has many adventurous stories to share and infuses his food with this international flair.

Ben Barter, Relief Chef & Sommelier

Salt Spring Island, BC

Ben bridges international culinary knowledge with his love of home and hyper-local ingredients to create impressive foodie fusions. Find him on Instagram to take a peek at just a taste of his mouth-watering, soulful creations @nfa.barter

Abby Rothwell, Stewardess

Salt Spring Island, BC

Abby is delighted to be back on the Pacific Yellowfin this summer. Her love of the outdoors and being out on the water has drawn her back after being away for four seasons. Abby Completed her Tourism Management Diploma in 2016 and then soon fell in love with marine tourism. She looks forward to welcoming guests on board and helping facilitate long lasting memories!

Keely Mobey, Stewardess

Nelson, BC

Growing up sailing the coast and local lakes Keely fell in love with the outdoors and being out on the water. After finishing her Bachelors of Tourism Management at Vancouver Island University she had the opportunity of working at a remote fishing lodge where her passion for remote tourism grew. Nothing’s better than being out in nature and creating lifetime experiences.

Cassidy Bellavance, Deckhand/Stewardess

Salt Spring Island, BC

Cassidy is beyond excited to be part of the crew on the Pacific Yellowfin. She grew up in the Gulf Islands operating boats her whole life, making the ocean her favourite place to be. Cassidy has been busy acquiring her marine tickets towards her ultimate goal of one day becoming a captain. She can’t wait to share her enthusiasm with all the guests and crew!

Jarret Gruban, Deckhand

Vancouver, BC

After working 20+ years in Vancouver’s top seafood restaurants, Jarret made the move to marine vessels to explore life on the water. Born and raised in the Lower Mainland, Jarret is no stranger to living a coastal lifestyle and constantly travels throughout the province to find new adventures year round (and to catch a fish or 2). He looks forward to welcoming guests on board and sharing what our incredible province has to offer in hospitality and the great outdoors.

Kali Wexler, Guide/Deckhand/Photographer

Hornby Island, BC

Growing up on a small gulf island has fostered a deep passion and respect for the outdoors, and any adventure that comes Kali’s way. When not working along BC’s remote coast as a professional photographer and wildlife guide, Kali spends much of his free time traveling, surfing, fishing, hiking and camping. He looks forward to welcoming guests back for another season of remarkable experiences onboard Yellowfin. For some beautiful Pacific Northwest inspiration, make sure to check out his instagram @kwexphoto

Scott Rempel, Engineer

Prince Rupert, BC

Our engineer Scott Rempel is no stranger to these waters, having lived on Vancouver Island and now residing in a float house on Teakerne Arm, Desolation Sound. A real seafood lover, he lives a colourful life building unusual structures in unusual places, continuing to volunteer for salmon enhancement and joining the Yellowfin crew as has been the case for the last twenty years.

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